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Old 02-22-2013, 10:25 AM   #14376
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Oval piping? is that restrictive at all on your exhaust Derek?
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:54 AM   #14377
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Try "never dull" that's what I use and it cleans them fairly quickly. You can get it at auto zone and such. It's in a silver can and it is a bunch of gauze, you just pull a little patch out and go to work.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:00 AM   #14378
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How did you clean that up? I'm trying to find a way to clean mine. It's FILTHY.
Use this. Works wonders.

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:03 AM   #14379
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Nice set up! I spy some ISCs too! How are you liking those? Also, I'm really liking those Megan Racing control arms, where did you find those?
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:33 PM   #14380
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Waste of money using any 'metal polish' on your exhaust tips. Just use some Spray Nine general cleaner and some elbow grease. For any spots that are stuck on, use some grade 0000 steel wool, it'll help polish the tips right up like new and won't scratch the steel. You wouldn't believe the number of people I've had ask me in person how I get my exhaust looking so good haha
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:37 PM   #14381
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Well what do I do for the prep-work? Just spray/clean it with water and wipe off as much dirt as i can?
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:47 PM   #14382
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Waste of money using any 'metal polish' on your exhaust tips. Just use some Spray Nine general cleaner and some elbow grease. For any spots that are stuck on, use some grade 0000 steel wool, it'll help polish the tips right up like new and won't scratch the steel. You wouldn't believe the number of people I've had ask me in person how I get my exhaust looking so good haha
Although your method may work, the mothers polish is about 5 bucks. And all you do is wipe it on and wipe it off. No elbow grease required and shines up in a matter of seconds.

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Well what do I do for the prep-work? Just spray/clean it with water and wipe off as much dirt as i can?
Water won't do much to rid stains/carbon build up/tar/etc. You need a proper polish to get the job done right. I've been a detailer for many years and have seen tons of methods. A proper fine abrasive metal polish will make your jaw drop.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:07 PM   #14383
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Although your method may work, the mothers polish is about 5 bucks. And all you do is wipe it on and wipe it off. No elbow grease required and shines up in a matter of seconds.
By elbow grease I literally mean using a shop towel and wiping the spray nine off haha it works perfectly and is by far the cheapest method. Especially considering you can use the spray nine for the interior, wheels (plus sonax), and countless other areas

I might even try the mothers once the summer rolls around, see what happens :P
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #14384
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Oval piping? is that restrictive at all on your exhaust Derek?
It flows really nice. I had a chance to drive her around all day. She feels great
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #14385
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Never dull works perfect for me, only takes a few minutes. Haven't felt the need to try anything else, about $5 as well and the can will last year's. Only for metal though.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:48 PM   #14386
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Nice set up! I spy some ISCs too! How are you liking those? Also, I'm really liking those Megan Racing control arms, where did you find those?
I'm loving the ISC's!! And my shop found the control arms for me. I love them! They look really good from behind
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:02 PM   #14387
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How did you clean that up? I'm trying to find a way to clean mine. It's FILTHY.
windex and 1000+grit steel wool works AMAZING!!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:08 PM   #14388
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See that white text box on the bottom? above that white box should be a set of icons. Click the 2nd from the right (one that looks like a mountain) and paste the .jpg link there.

New boots, might redo the shift knob with red stitchings instead:
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:10 PM   #14389
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Just need to upgrade that plastic ebrake handle. I've been looking for a solution to that myself.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:23 PM   #14390
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Try "never dull" that's what I use and it cleans them fairly quickly. You can get it at auto zone and such. It's in a silver can and it is a bunch of gauze, you just pull a little patch out and go to work.
+100 stuff is awesome. Been using it on cars and motorcycles since I was in high school. And I won't say how long ago that was lol.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:30 PM   #14391
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How did you clean that up? I'm trying to find a way to clean mine. It's FILTHY.
Just some metal polisher you can get anywhere. Did it a few months ago. Now every car wash I just take a wet rag to it and all the grime wipes off.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:31 PM   #14392
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+100 stuff is awesome. Been using it on cars and motorcycles since I was in high school. And I won't say how long ago that was lol.
Works wonders! Used it all the time on my Z06
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:00 PM   #14393
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I spray wheel cleaner on my soot covere Q300, then the grease wipes right off with a rag
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:04 PM   #14394
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will the polish damage the burnt tips on the q300?
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:16 PM   #14395
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will the polish damage the burnt tips on the q300?
Yes do not use on titanium tips. It will remove the color.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:40 PM   #14396
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Yes do not use on titanium tips. It will remove the color.
This has not been the case with my q300. I've been using never dull generously for awhile on it with no issues at all. I don't really think it's coloring, isn't it burnt into the metal?
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:42 PM   #14397
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It's anodized through heat, so it's JUST on the surface.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:42 PM   #14398
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This has not been the case with my q300. I've been using never dull generously for awhile on it with no issues at all. I don't really think it's coloring, isn't it burnt into the metal?
That was my understanding. Never owned one though.

Maybe some off brand ones just paint em lol
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:07 PM   #14399
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I had a full titanium dixis exhaust on my m3 with the burnt tips and it would rub off if I used the polish on the tips. I'djust be careful.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:28 PM   #14400
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Waste of money using any 'metal polish' on your exhaust tips. Just use some Spray Nine general cleaner and some elbow grease. For any spots that are stuck on, use some grade 0000 steel wool, it'll help polish the tips right up like new and won't scratch the steel. You wouldn't believe the number of people I've had ask me in person how I get my exhaust looking so good haha
jmaher, where did you ever get the idea to try that?, its genius!
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